Thanks to ongoing research into the origins of health and disease, we now know more than ever before about diet and pregnancy. And the science is clear: a mother’s dietary choices during pregnancy—and even before conception and after birth—not only affect her baby’s health, but they also help determine her growing child’s susceptibility to disease later in life. Here’s the latest research into the connections between maternal diet and fetal health, plus a list of the nutrients I believe most deserve your focus during this critical time.
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Are you considering a vegetarian or vegan diet for your child? Or perhaps you’re pregnant, and you want to know the health impact of a meat-free diet. Here’s my take on why kids need to eat meat to grow into healthy adults.
Do your kids get enough sleep? A recent report by the CDC suggests that most middle and high schoolers are missing some Z’s. Read on to learn how much sleep kids really need, how many kids aren’t getting adequate sleep, and my tips on helping kids get more shut-eye.
It’s one thing to tell people what to eat from a health perspective, but it’s another thing to actually make it possible and give them support. Michelle Tam knows that it doesn’t have to be hard. Making healthy recipes fun, easy, and filled with umami is the goal of her new book, Ready or Not! 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo. Today we discuss tips, tricks, and ways to get your entire family on board with cooking and eating healthy meals at home.
An epidemic of childhood behavioral disorders is sweeping the globe. Research suggests that heavy metal toxicity may be one of the underlying causes of childhood behavioral disorders, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and tics. Read on to learn about the relationship between heavy metals and behavior, the primary sources of heavy metal exposure, and why detoxification may be beneficial in the treatment of childhood behavioral disorders.
Is it time for us to reconsider whether plastics are truly harmful, or do we need to step up our vigilance about plastic exposure? Read on to learn about the most recent evidence on BPA and other plastics, and why you should continue to be diligent about avoiding exposure to these ubiquitous chemicals.